Lake MI

Environmentally Beneficial Project

Designed to Monitor & Report on Water Quality at Seven Locations along

Lake Michigan’s Indiana Shoreline

2021 Lake Michigan Beach Sampling Report

 


      May 1 - September 30      
  Hexavalent Chrome Total Chrome Cyanobacteria   (Blue-green algae) E. Coli pH Total Suspended Solids Temperature Transparency
                 
Burns Waterway 0.140 ug/L <2.0 ug/L  Non-detect  74.0 MPN   7.90 s.u. 7.80 mg/L  74.8 F  8.20 n.t.u 
06/20/2022 07:40
Burns Waterway 0.118 ug/L  <2.0 ug/L  Non-Detect  88.8 MPN  7.90 s.u.  9.50 mg/L   79.8 F 4.64 n.t.u. 
06/22/2022 08:05
                 
Burns/Lake Michigan Mix Zone 0.125 ug/L   <2.0 ug/L Non-detect  77.2 MPN  8.10 s.u.   8.70 mg/L 75.7 F  9.30 n.t.u 
06/20/2022 07:20
Burns/Lake Michigan Mix Zone  0.120 ug/L <2.0 ug/L   Non-Detect 60.5 MPN   7.70 s.u. 11.6 mg/L  80.0 F  5.69 n.t.u. 
06/22/2022 07:50
                 
Kemil Beach 0.233 ug/L  Non-Detect       Non-Detect  1.00 MPN  8.20  s.u. 1.00 mg/L  65.1 F  1.41 n.t.u 
06/20/2022 06:40
Kemil Beach  0.225 ug/L  <2.0 ug/L        Non-Detect 17.0 MPN  7.40 s.u.  4.95 mg/L  72.1 F  4.03 n.t.u. 
06/22/2022 06:20
                 
Indiana Dunes Beach  0.217 ug/L    Non-Detect         Non-Detect 2.00 MPN  7.70 s.u.  1.00 mg/L  66.3 F  1.60 n.t.u 
06/20/2022 07:37
Indiana Dunes Beach 0.227 ug/L  <2.0 ug/L  Non-Detect  14.0 MPN  7.60s.u.  6.60 mg/L   72.7 F 6.10 n.t.u. 
06/22/2022 06:45
                 
Michigan City 0.225 ug/L       <2.0 ug/L Non-Detect  3.55 MPN   8.10 s.u. 0.900 mg/L   64.8 F 1.80 n.t.u
06/20/2022 06:15
                 
American Water Intake - Gary  0.305 ug/L <2.0 ug/L   Non-Detect  <1.0 MPN  7.80 s.u.   1.20 mg/L  69.6 F 2.70 n.t.u 
06/20/2022 08:50
                 
American Water Intake - Ogden  0.242 ug/L <2.0 ug/L  Non-Detect  <1.0 MPN  8.00 s.u.   1.60 mg/L  68.6 F 3.10 n.t.u 
06/20/2022 08:15

This project was undertaken in connection with the settlement of an enforcement action, United States et al. v. U. S. Steel Corp., taken on behalf of U. S. EPA and the Indiana Department of Environmental Management to enforce federal and state laws.